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Dog washing/cleaning

Discussion in 'Dog Grooming' started by Doglover17, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. Doglover17

    Doglover17 New Member Registered

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    Hello everyone,
    I am new to this dog forum community and I was just wondering whether I could gain some feedback from dog owners about washing/cleaning your dogs.
    I am a design student who is hoping to create a new product to help clean mucky dogs after walks without having to carry them to a bath or shower in the house. Please let me know whether this is something you would find helpful and in particular what aspects of keeping your dogs clean pose the most difficulties. What techniques/methods/products are you using at the moment for this task and could they be improved in any way?
    I would be so grateful for any response. Thank you for your time!
     
  2. Tinytom

    Tinytom Well-Known Member Registered

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    In wet muddy weather my dogs get their feet an bellys washed with warm water and a sponge..
    Welcome to the forum ;)
     
  3. Biker John

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    My girl hates getting wet or muddy so she normally keeps clean. The exception is racing, if the track is muddy she still runs at full speed. However I always say her coat must be Teflon coated, I can put her in the car muddy but when it dries it simply falls off her so when we get home she's clean and I just have to shake the seat cover.
     
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    We shower ours, we do not use shampoos, they rinsed until the water runs off them clear. . There is no way that I can see to help improve the situation.
     
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    Mine was only washed twice a year , like tiny Tom says wash feet and belly with sponge, groomed most days ,
     
  6. excuseme

    excuseme Well-Known Member Registered

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    Look how far off the ground yours are though, and short hair too. A belly wash and foot rinse would not be any benefit with this lot. They live indoors with us, not in a kennel.

    I do not mean that to sound rude:oops:
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  7. Hemlock

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    I have never bathed any of my dogs in all their lives. I do, however, spot-wash if there is a rolling in muck incident, but lucky me, these don't happen often.

    I have always been diligent about brushing.
     
  8. JudyN

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    Let's just say that cleaning the carpet is less stressful than trying to persuade Jasper that he won't drown in the bath or that a hose won't kill him...

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  9. Doglover17

    Doglover17 New Member Registered

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    I was also interested to see whether anyone uses any products that allows them to wash their dogs before bringing them home from a walk in the car? Or if you use any other techniques to prevent the interior of your car getting wet and muddy? :)
     
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    Don't let them Country file reporters see ya,they will swear blind you've been coursing.
     
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    Rinkydinkydo Well-Known Member Registered

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    The car heater on full blast to get em dry before I get home.
    Remember when I had Jag,nice car it was. People used to look wide eyed when I opened the back door and 5 muddy terriers used to pile in.
     
  12. Finsky

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    :D:D ....that bum..:D
     
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    We try to use any puddles to walk off worst of the caked mud before getting into car and in there they have old towels to sit on to soak up most of the wetness and falling dirt. Using 'products' in a forest or outdoors in general is not practical....to much 'faff'. If in need, all the home remedies are simple enough to resolve most of the dirt issues.

    I find there is so many gadgets already out there that designing more,never mind finding a market for them is going to be difficult.
     
  14. Hemlock

    Hemlock Well-Known Member Registered

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    They travel in a custom-made box full of old towels. By the time we get home, most of the mud (and it's clay where I live) is on the towels. Which are easy to launder.

    Disclaimer - we have floorboards not carpets.
     
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    He's magic, he is - the mud dries and falls off to be vacuumed up, and then he's all clean again - he's made out of Teflon!
     
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    I could never have carpets and dogs ...wooden floors here with cowhide rugs ;)
     
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    Hello,
    I am always looking for the most natural products,I myself,are allergic to perfumes and have been caught out by the overpowering perfume on the dogs when I pick them up. I mainly groom them myself but since we rescued our little one,I need professional help to keep matting to a minimum.
     
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    Take care of the grooming stuff, so when there is mud stuck. Its easy to clean when your dog is perfectly groomed. Use lukewarm water to clean anywhere he/she got dirty. Keep the tools for afterwalk seperate from the bath tools. It keeps you organized and sorted.
     
  19. Finsky

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    I bought big canister of RSPCA puppy shampoo that is totally scentless and very gentle. I didn't buy it for our pups but it was our adult dogs at the time. Not that our dogs need washing with shampoo very often, but if they do...'gentle stuff' will do just fine. It doesn't irritate our lungs or skin...nor dogs. Highly recommended shampoo for those who do not care for scents....just gentle bare basics stuff.
     
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    Thank you for the tip,I will look into this and see if the groomer will use it,honestly my little Maltese was in the back of the car and I found it hard to breathe when driving home!
     

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